Approach Paper: Evaluation of the Development Effectiveness Framework

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Sep 2023
This document defines the approach the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) will adopt to evaluate the Development Effectiveness Framework (DEF). It includes the objectives, scope, questions, and methodology that OVE will use for the evaluation. This corporate evaluation was included in OVE's 2022-2023 work program (document RE-563), as approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest Boards.

The IDB Group has tools and practices to support development effectiveness. The evaluation will focus on the IDB side. At the Bank, the DEF was launched in 2008, and encompasses a series of instruments, governance arrangements, and reporting mechanisms to produce tangible and positive results for beneficiaries. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess whether the DEF has successfully enhanced the effectiveness of the Bank's projects by fostering an institutional culture of achieving and demonstrating results. This will be achieved through an analysis of the DEF's relevance, implementation, use, and results.